Join the brightest minds in AI

Machine learning is to the cognitive revolution what steam power was to the industrial revolution.

Take a deep dive into the current state-of-the-art in machine learning and financial services.

Why Attend 

REAL MACHINE is the only conference dedicated to understanding machine learning and its application to financial services. If you are a leader in the fintech space and you spearhead your organization’s efforts in reducing fraud and risk or digital loss prevention in banks, ecommerce, or retail, it is imperative to attend this conference.

REAL MACHINE will focus on use cases and solutions that help you get started on tackling these issues. You will find out how you can capitalize on the cognitive AI revolution that is happening now and come back better prepared to drive success throughout your enterprise.

REAL MACHINE brings together the leading thinkers and doers working in artificial intelligence and the financial services industry.

If your job involves moving money in the digital age of commerce, you need to be at REAL MACHINE.

You’ll come back from REAL MACHINE better prepared to drive success across the organization through machine learning.

Oakland A's Baseball

Billy Beane

A Major League Baseball executive known for his revolutionary style of management and the film based on his exploits, Moneyball.

Machine Learning Engineer, Stripe

Michael Manapat

Michael Manapat manages the Machine Learning Products group at Stripe. His teams are responsible for the infrastructure, data science, and product experience for Stripe's transaction fraud scoring systems and product. He was previously a Software Engineer at Google, a Postdoctoral Fellow in Applied Mathematics at Harvard, and a graduate student in mathematics at MIT.

Head of Data Science, Affirm

Naftali Harris

Professor at the Haas School of Business at Berkeley

Greg La Blanc

CSO, Feedzai

Pedro Bizarro

Leader of Feedzai Research, Fulbright Fellow, Marie Curie Fellow and Winner of the BES Innovation National Competition, Pedro will show us a glimpse of the future of AI technology for fraud detection.

CEO, Feedzai

Nuno Sebastiao

Feedzai's CEO, and former lead for the European Space Agency Satellite Simulation Infrastructure, Nuno shares the secret to chasing comets with satellites and launching new AI technology in the payments ecosystem.

Cyber Risk, Deloitte

Prakash Santhana

Santhana has worked in the fraud/risk management groups of large credit card issuers and payment startups for more than 20 years. He specializes in identifying fraud and the behavioral analytics required to detect anomalous patterns at point of sale including credit and debit card fraud, ACH fraud, check fraud, online fraud, and online application fraud.

Sr. Data Scientist, Paypal

Venkatesh Ramanthan

Venkatesh has over 20+ years experience in designing, developing and leading teams to build scalable server side software. In addition to being an expert in big-data technologies, Venkatesh holds a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science with specialization in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (NLP).


The agenda is packed with thought-provoking and practical sessions designed to spark new, innovative ideas.

Day 1


8:00 – 8:30


8:45 – 10:00

Opening Remarks
Nuno Sebastiao, Feedzai’s CEO
Pedro Bizarro, Feedzai’s CSO
“To Boldly Go Where No AI Has Gone Before”
Join Pedro and Nuno as they share their vision of how AI and Machine Learning will shape the future of money.

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote: Billy Beane, Oakland A’s Baseball

11:00 – 12:15

Paulo Marques, CTO
“How To Architect AI Magic”
Join Paulo as he takes us behind the curtains to architect truly impactful AI systems that work at big data scale.

12:15 – 1:15



1:30 – 2:45

Session 2 – The Future of Bitcoin, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies

3:00 – 4:30

Panel Session – TBD

4:45 – 5:45

Session 3 – C-level Perspectives on the Changing Payment Landscape

6:00 – 8:00

Cocktail Networking Reception

Day 2


8:00 – 8:30 AM


8:30 – 10:00 AM

Session 1 – The Evolution of Transaction Decisioning

10:15 – 10:45 AM

Panel Session – Methods of Balancing Fraud Without Alienating Your Customers

11:00 – 12:15 PM

Session 2 – Capital One Wallet: How Banks Help Consumers Manage their Money

12:15 – 1:15 PM